Guy Peellaert, the Belgian artist probably best known to rock fans as the artist behind the cover for David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs, died on Monday in Paris. Peellaert was an accomplished comic strip artist who designed posters for films like Taxi Driver and Paris, Texas as well as the decidedly creepy cover for the Bowie album, which at first included visible genitalia for Bowie’s man/dog. Peellaert’s book with writer Nik Cohn, Rock Dreams, sold a million copies (thanks in part to Columbia House); the “fantasy tribute to rock and roll and R & B” imagined meetings between rock icons and contained pastels of a bathing Jim Morrison. Peellaert was 74. [homepage]
Guy Peellaert, R.I.P.
November 21st, 2008 // 1 Comment